The Story Behind: 

cc cream 3By launching the country’s first CC Cream in India, Lakme has once again proved that it is the market leader in Indian skincare and beauty industry. When I first learnt about the entry of BB Creams in India, I got really excited. All my excitement, however met with disappointment, when most BB Creams from various cosmetic brands failed to fulfill my expectations of a ‘Blemish Balm‘. Some were either too oily and some were either too expensive.

But the problem with most BB Creams in India is that there are a very limited number of shades available. Infact, two of the major beauty brands in India, Ponds and Garnier have come up with only one shade of BB Cream for all skin colors! I was still on the look out of a perfect BB Cream, when Lakme introduced its CC Cream in India.

CC Cream stands for Complexion Care Cream and the product claims to combine the benefits of skincare with the wonderful effects of makeup. 

My Experience with Lakme CC Cream:

I had ran out of my regular foundation and had gone to buy the same from a beauty store, when my eyes fell on this CC Cream from Lakme. Available in two shades, Beige and Bronze, I tried the beige one for light/medium skin. Initially, I was a little apprehensive about the shade and its thick consistency as I have very fair and oily skin.

But when I actually applied the product on my skin, it blended like a dream. Despite being a beige shade, it adapted to my skin color really well, giving a perfectly dewy and natural finish. It covered all my pores and minor imperfections. My complexion appeared instantly radiant and airbrushed.

And when I learnt about its price, I was completely taken by surprise. All these wonderful benefits in just 250 buck! Gawd! Am I dreaming!!

Lakme never fails to impress me. Its been almost a month now I am using this CC Cream. It not just brightens and covers but moisturizes and protects as well with a spf of 20. I am now addicted to this sleek wonder. Day or night, daily wear or a special occasion, Lakme CC Cream has become my HG skincare and makeup essential.

Available in highly chic and cute packaging, the best way to use this cream is by dabbing it all over your face and then blending it well into the skin with your fingers. It has sweet floral fragrance, typical of Lakme products and thick texture.

Quantity: 30 ml

Price: 250/-

Pros:

  • Radiant, airbrushed finish
  • Covers pores and minor blemishes
  • Combines skincare and makeup
  • Reasonable price
  • Pleasant fragrance
  • Readily available
  • SPF 20
  • Better than all BB Creams
  • Adaptable shades
  • Does not give cakey or painted look

Cons:

  • Thick texture, can give heavy look if you use slightly more
  • Can give oily look in humid weather
  • Not suitable for extremely oily or dry skinned gals
  • Limited shades available

Rating: 4.5/5

My Final Take: 

Overall, this is a wonderful beauty product from Lakme. Although, the product is most suitable for normal to combination skinned girls, dry skinned gals can use a moisturizer underneath and those with very oily skin can use a compact over this cream.  And given the high number of its pros as opposed to its cons, Lakme CC Cream is definitely a winning beauty product in the Indian beauty industry.

Will I Repurchase: Yes

Written by Anshulika Chawla

    11 Comments

  1. Beauty Vancouver October 26, 2013 at 8:13 am Reply

    Good article Anshulika! You always give thorough reviews. 🙂

  2. Mitu Bhambra October 26, 2013 at 9:03 am Reply

    I love to use Lakme products and going to use this one also. Thanks for Sharing this Didi 🙂

  3. eujiboo October 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm Reply

    Thanks for visiting my blog ! I’ve read your post and it sounds amazing . I don’t think I’ve seen this brand here though , not where I normally shop at anyway .

  4. Thejaswinishetty November 6, 2013 at 10:50 am Reply

    Thank u 4 ur information

    • road2beauty November 8, 2013 at 12:11 pm Reply

      Glad you found this useful…..

  5. Maisha Maliha December 8, 2013 at 3:05 pm Reply

    Thank u anshulika I was soo confused what to buy it helped me soo much I am surely gonna try it

    • road2beauty December 9, 2013 at 7:25 am Reply

      You will not regret Maisha. Found it better than BB creams.

  6. roopa March 9, 2014 at 12:36 pm Reply

    Yes it is absolutely a very good product. This cc cream comes with cute packing and coverage is medium and also it hides blemishes and patches. Most imp thing is that it is super blended like moisturizer.since I have dry skin I applied it after moisturiser. I have purchased beige. It was well suited for my skin tone. It is very good for dry skin since it has dewy finish and good for photography with flash also. Mainly it is affordable ang huge quantity for 250 inr.i love this product very much

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